CASE REPORT: We report a rare case of primary uterine angiosarcoma with unusual rhabdoid morphology in a 41-year-old female, who underwent radical hysterectomy and died of disease after 4 months of treatment.
DISCUSSION: We described the differential diagnosis of primary angiosarcoma of the uterus that can pose a diagnostic challenge.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 21-year-old local Sarawakian woman with partial molar pregnancy who presented with severe pre-eclampsia in which the baby was morphologically normal, delivered prematurely, and there was a single large placenta showing molar changes.
CONCLUSION: Even though the incidence of this condition is very rare, recognizing and diagnosing it is very important for patient care and it should be considered and looked for in patients presenting with pre-eclampsia.
METHODS: In this study, we examined the role of ATRA against telomerase activity in choriocarcinoma cell. This cell was derived from BeWo cell line (ATCC CCL-98) and were given different doses of ATRA.
RESULTS: From this study, Choriocarcinoma cell that was given ATRA in dosage of 50μg/ml inhibit telomerase activity by extending the cycle time of 39.51±0.09, compared to the control group with a cycle time of 37.62±0.43. Cycle length change consistently with higher dose of ATRA.
CONCLUSION: This study has proven that ATRA could inhibit telomerase activity by lengthening the cycle. Changes in the increase of ATRA doses in this experimental test need to be studied further on experimental animals, either administered as a single agent or as an addition to standard treatment of trophoblastic disease.